Shihan Chris Tortu, Owner and Chief Instructor
5th Degree Black Belt
Shihan Chris has been studying the martial arts for over 25 years. He has extensive experience in various traditional Japanese martial arts. Shihan also studies Ju-Jitsu, Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and incorporates that into his classes and teaching curriculum.
The weapons class and little ninjas program (ages 3-4) were also created under the vision and instruction of Shihan Chris. After actively competing for many years, Shihan realized that his love and passion really went into teaching and spreading his love and enjoyment of the arts.
Shihan supervises all daily operation of the dojo as well as all instructors and assistant instructors.
Shihan and staff also teach classes at various local nursery schools, day care facilities, summer camps and recreation departments.
During the day you can find Shihan roasting coffee at his company, Double Barrel Roasters, in Yonkers, NY.